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Brothers Grimm

Victoria's Secret 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

« William Shakespeare meets the Brothers Grimm » was the theme of the « Fairy Tale » section of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.

To read about other Brothers Grimm-influenced collections, search for the « Snow White » and « Little Red Riding Hood » posts that I have published on February 25, 2014, and on March 2, 2014, respectively.

To read about other William Shakespeare-inspired collections, search for the « William Shakespeare » post that I have published on August 26, 2013.

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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Salzburg

Chanel Pre-Fall 15

The Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Métiers d’Art 2014-2015 Show, titled « Paris-Salzburg », presented at Schloss Leopoldskron Palace, on December 2, 2014, made reference to Chanel’s Little Black Jacket, which was inspired by a Tyrolean uniform, worn by a lift attendant that Coco Chanel met at the Schloss Mittersill hotel, in Salzburg, in the ’50s.

Another Salzburg-inspired collection : Karen Walker Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (influenced by « The Sound of Music » and by Bob Dylan, this show was dubbed « Salzburg, USA »).

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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Places

 

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The Story of the Vivian Girls

Elena Rial SS15

The Elena Rial Spring/Summer 2015 Show, presented as part of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, was based on Henry Darger’s « The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion ».

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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Jacques Henri Lartigue

John Galliano AW56

The John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Show was influenced by Jacques Henri Lartigue’s photographs.

Other Jacques Henri Lartigue-inspired collections : Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2014 (this show paid homage to Jacques Henri Lartigue’s ’20s images of women relaxing on the French Riviera), Peter Som Spring/Summer 2003 (this collection took inspiration from Jacques Henri Lartigue’s pictures of the French Riviera in the interwar period).

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Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Hans Bellmer

Alexander McQueen Resort 11

The Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2011 Collection drew inspiration from Hans Bellmer’s sinister doll drawings.

Other Hans Bellmer-influenced collections : Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this show was partly based on how artists such as Hans Bellmer looked at the body), Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1997 (this show, titled « La Poupée / The Doll », as an homage to Hans Bellmer’s 1935-1936 eponymous work, was dedicated to the German-French surrealist artist), Warren Noronha Spring/Summer 2002 (this show was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s papier-mâché doll art).

Photo : Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Art

 

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United Kingdom

JPG AW1415The Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, entitled « Rosbifs in Space / Les Rosbifs dans l’espace » («The Brits in Space »), paid tribute to the United Kingdom.

Other United Kingdom-influenced collections : Aquascutum by Joanna Sykes Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show was titled « English Icons »), Dior by Gianfranco Ferré Couture Autumn/Winter 1989-1990 (this collection was dubbed « Ascot-Cecil Beaton »), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2009 (the references of this show were James Gillray and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother), N° 21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection was influenced by Queen Elizabeth of England in her garden).

To read about other United Kingdom-inspired collections, search for the « Great Britain » post that I have published on February 22, 2013.

To read about other collections with the Union Jack, search for the « Union Jack » post that I have published on March 18, 2013.

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Posted by on November 29, 2014 in Places

 

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Ghost World

Luella SS8The Luella Spring/Summer 2008 Show was inspired by Thora Birch’s character, Enid, in Terry Zwigoff’s « Ghost World », which was based on Daniel Clowes’s eponymous graphic novel.

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Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco 14

Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick has influenced the Christmas cake (created by the Pastry Chef of Beige, Julien Kientzler, this yule log was made with caramel and dark chocolate) that Karl Lagerfeld has designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo restaurant, on the top floor of the Chanel Ginza building.

Photo : Courtesy of Alain Ducasse and Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Food

 

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Beverly Hills

Yazbukey SS13 Beverly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly Hills was one of the inspirations of the Yazbukey Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, entitled « Tropical Heatwave ».

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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Places

 

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James Gillray

John Galliano SS9

The John Galliano Spring/Summer 2009 Show made reference to James Gillray’s caricatures.

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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Art

 

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